Multiplication Tables Check

Available now and free to all schools - our new revision tool to prepare learners for the mandatory Multiplication Tables Check (MTC), which is now statutory for all primary schools in the UK. The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether Year 4 pupils can recall their times tables fluently, and to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided.

The IDL Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) has been designed in line with the National Curriculum and was built with the same approach as our IDL Literacy and Numeracy programmes that makes them so popular:

  • Progress monitoring – At a glance readouts of a learner’s progress and how well they are doing with each multiplication table.  In addition, incorrect answers are recorded to help identify problems such as digit recognition.
  • It’s simple to use – Both teachers and pupils have individual logins, allowing pupils to pick up with their learning from where they left off.
  • Independent learning – Encourages learners to be in control, working at their own pace and level of difficulty.
  • Available anywhere – Our revision tool mirrors the MTC as well as being available on a range of digital platforms.

The IDL MTC has three main features:


A learner will work through four modules of 7 lessons each and a test. Each lesson will quiz them on the multiplication facts within that boundary, increasing in difficulty as they progress with mixed positions and order.

The levels at which each table appears are:

  • Level 1 – 1, 2, 5, 10
  • Level 2 – 3, 4, 11
  • Level 3 – 6, 7, 8
  • Level 4 – 9, 12

The later lessons in each module contain a mixture of times tables, their order of appearance and require higher pass marks.

At the end of each module, the learner undertakes a review to measure their knowledge. Whilst each lesson requires a certain pass mark, the review draws upon all multiplication tables in that module.

Practice MTC

This test is designed to closely match the MTC test a learner will actually take. Since the user interface has already been modelled on the real MTC to build their confidence, this part of the programme will prepare them for answering questions under similar conditions. A window of six seconds per question is allocated and the range will cover the entire 2-12 times table.

Practice Mode

The third feature of the programme consists of a MTC test model identical to the previous but containing a number of options to customise the questions. Teachers can set which multiplication tables the questions are drawn from as well as how long learners have to answer each of them. This mode is intended primarily as a tool to target specific areas of weakness in their learning or a classroom activity.



Learn more about our Multiplication Tables Check in our short video.

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